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Advertisement:propertag.cmd.push(function() { proper_display('tvtropes_content_3'); })The polar opposite of a Not Himself or Out-of-Character Alert; a character in disguise or otherwise hidden reveals himself to friends through saying something only he or she would say.
Undercover agents and victims of a "Freaky Friday" Flip will occasionally use Something Only They Would Say to positively identify themselves. Also handy in figuring out which twin is the Evil Twin, or when you're in the middle of a Twin Switch (though just as often, it's keyed off of Out-of-Character Alert).
This is occasionally a "whoops" moment on the part of the speaker: they wanted to remain unidentified but say the identifying phrase out of habit, which at best makes someone just a touch suspicious.
Compare You Just Told Me, Trust Password, Ironic Echo, Cover Identity Anomaly, and Bluff the Impostor. No One Else Is That Dumb is a Sub-Trope.
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In Megamind, everyone calls the setting Metro City except for the title character, who pronounces it to rhyme with atrocity. When he's fighting Titan disguised as the superhero Metro Man in the climax, he accidentally gives himself away when he mentions the city's name. The only reason Titan knows this is because he heard Megamind say it dozens of times as a news cameraman.
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In Now and Again, Michael Wiseman, killed but brought back to life by the government in a new body, makes use of this to insinuate to people from his past life who he really is.
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Syndrome in The Incredibles tells Mr. Incredible "I am your biggest fan...", which makes Mr. Incredible realize Syndrome is actually the grown-up Buddy Pine.
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In the backstory of The Witchlands, Ragnar decided to check if a monk famous for being able to track down anything was his missing son, a Scarily Competent Tracker. To do that, he sent out a letter asking to help find a missing dog called Boots (the name of the boy's beloved childhood pet), figuring that someone unfamiliar with the name would refuse such trivial request. It worked.
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Used as a red herring in Detective Conan, where Jodie is routinely seen using a catch phrase ("A secret makes a woman a woman") belonging to Vermouth, the Black Organization's master of disguise, who bears some resemblance to Jodie. Turns out that Vermouth said the same phrase to Jodie after killing Jodie's parents.
Played with much earlier in the series, in episode 2: Conan reveals he knows about the mole on Agasa's butt to try to convince Agasa he's really Shinichi in a kid's body - but Agasa just assumes Shinichi's been blabbing. Instead, Conan convinces Agasa by doing a Sherlock Scan to figure out where he's been, proving he's really Shinichi via ability instead of knowledge.
Also when Akai Shuuichi is disguised as Okiya Subaru, he says "the blame is fifty-fifty", a common phrase he used, which provides the clue of who Akai was hiding as to Jodie after she realized his death was faked.
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In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the good guys use Polyjuice potion to create six decoy Harrys while traveling. However, Harry sees the face of someone he knows in the crowd attacking him. He attempts to disarm him, rather than stun or kill, and the Death Eaters realize that this one is him; Harry, being a Technical Pacifist, also used Expelliarmus in his battles with them. (In the film, it's Hedwig coming to the rescue which gives him away.)
In the same book, Voldemort jinxes his own name so that whoever says it is immediately found. The only people brave enough to do that, rather than referring to him by euphemisms or "the Dark Lord", are the ones leading the fight against him.
Then there's the passwords the Ministry suggested everyone set to identify impersonators. Mrs. Weasley's password to her husband was her husband's pet name for her - the embarrassing/adorable "Mollywobbles".
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Rei regaining all her lost memories in Advice and Trust is marked off by her calling Kaworu a "stupid fish". Notably, many of the memories shown feature Kaworu referencing The Princess Bride.
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In the end of the first season of K, the Silver King shows up in the body of a high school boy, and before he can worry about how to convince the others in the room that it's really him, the Gold King calls the phones in the room. When Kusanagi answers, the Gold King tells him, "There should be a man standing somewhere near you with a silly look on his face. Put him on the line, will you?" Sure enough, Kusanagi looks up and the Silver King is wearing that exact expression - after not having seen the Gold King for about seventy years, it still holds true.
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The Hunger Games: Catching Fire: How Finnick Odair convinces Katniss he's on her side — he tells her "Remember who the real enemy is."
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In Sluggy Freelance, not so much Something Only They Would Say as Something Only They Would Do. Upon his return from an alternate dimension, Torg hugs Bun-Bun. This results in the inevitable beating. At first, the other characters think this proves he isn't their Torg, since their Torg would've known Bun-Bun would beat him up over that. However, they then realize it was their Torg because he seems happy about getting beaten up, and only he would do something so stupid as use Bun-Bun's aggression to determine whether he's in the right dimension or not.
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Swaine in Ni no Kuni has a habit of referring to his group of friends as "You lot"—"Stand back, you lot!" "Let's do this, you lot!" So when the party travels to the past, and the young Prince Gascon refers to them as "you lot," it immediately raises some suspicions...
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In chapter 6 of The Sweetie Chronicles: Fragments, this allows Sweetie Belle to figure out that Elusive is Rarity.
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Similarly, in the fourth season of Angel, Angel realises that Cordelia is possessed by the same power that is controlling the Beast when both use the endearment "my sweet".
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Happens twice in the original RoboCop (1987), one of which is non-verbal. Lewis initially recognizes Robo as Murphy when he spins his pistol by its trigger guard in the precinct firing range, a trick Murphy had copied from his son's favorite TV show. Later, Robo confronts one of Boddicker's gang members and repeats the same line with which he tried to arrest the goon the first time around, which freaks him out to no end.
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In an episode of Wings, Brian is caught in a bank robbery and hears the masked robber use the unusual phrase, "We'll all be sitting in butter!" Later, as he flies an unknown client back to the mainland, the client uses the same phrase, cluing Brian in to the fact that he's transporting the robber.
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Eugenesis: Galvatron is trussed up in a room, and hears a person who sounds uncannily like Optimus Prime telling him to tell the Autobots what he knows, and then he will be let free. Galvatron eventually talks, and is released and told he can go. This is when he realises that is Optimus, because no other Autobot would ever let him go free. The problem is Optimus is supposed to be dead.
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In Zone of the Enders: Dolores, i, James realizes that the Orbital Frame Dolores is connected with his supposedly dead wife when he hears her singing a lullaby she used to sing to their children.
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In the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. season 1 finale, the message to Mike Peterson from his son to let him know he's been rescued includes something only they would say to prove it isn't a trick.
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In Dominic Deegan: Oracle for Hire, Gregory is disguised as "ace reporter Buzz Beardman"... but Rachel recognizes him right away when she hears the name, because Gregory created Buzz Beardman as a character in a comic book he made as a child.
Klo Tark's spirit identifies himself by mentioning "he who I would call my brother", his last words as a living person, to Dominic, the person he was referring to with said last words.
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In the F Troop episode, "Wilton, the Kid" an outlaw called Kid Vicious, who is a dead ringer for Capt. Parmenter comes to town. In the climax, Kid dresses up Parmenter and ties him up claiming he caught the imposter. The others quickly realize off that the one tied up is the real Parmenter when he he trips and falls.
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Eureka:
The episode "Jack of all Trades" has Jack swapping bodies with the Astreus's crew, starting with Fargo. At first Alison thinks Jack has gone crazy, and when "Fargo" corroborates, that he's playing along as some sort of joke. Then Jack tells Alison they were just making out, leading to this:
When Jack shows up just after a Jack impostor tries to kill Zane, Jack's attempt to explain how he got there tips off Zane to the fact that he's telling the truth.
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On The Orville Mercer and Kelly come to a spaceship with a video talk with Mercer's parents who make snide remarks on Kelly (who cheated on Mercer) and ask their son how his colon is doing. When they go onto the "ship", Mercer and Kelly are transported to an alien zoo. It turns out Ed's "parents" were just a hologram created to trick them into boarding the ship. Mercer has to give props to whoever programmed the hologram as that's exactly the way his parents would have acted.
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Ah! My Goddess: When Urd splits into good and evil parts, she actually does this to herself, saying "if you're the real Urd, you should know where Keiichi has his dirty magazines, etc." Followed by answering those questions.
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In Metroid Fusion, Samus (and the player) gets tipped off that the AI she named after her old commanding officer from her army days, Adam Malkovich, really is said officer when, after giving her an order, it asks, "Any objections, Lady?" - something her commanding officer always said after giving her a briefing.
That line was used again in the trailer for Metroid: Other M as a cue to the audience regarding what game Nintendo was announcing, as the scenes depicted up to that point weren't obviously from a Metroid game.
In Other M itself, Samus recognizes Anthony Higgs when he calls her "Princess" near the start of the game, and at the end.
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During Stephanie Brown's run as Batgirl, at one point Clayface forms into an exact copy of her to try to escape a bank robbery. After the two Batgirls shout the standard "Shoot her!" "No, shoot HER!", one Batgirl turns to the detective and declares. "Shoot me. I'll bleed." Detective Gage promptly shoots the other one because no one else would come up with such a stupid plan.
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A version of this occurs in in Disney's Condorman, although it's not so much about identity as intent. Natalia and Woody (the titular hero) are sharing a moment together when he says the line, "I'll bring the dip if you bring the Dostoyevsky." Later, when it appears that she has changed her mind about defecting, she says it back to him, which prompts him to realize that she wants to be rescued after all.
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In an episode of Jessie, Jessie and Zuri accidentally switch bodies with Ravi's magic bell. When Jessie goes to Ravi for help, Ravi doesn't believe her to be Jessie in Zuri's body until "Zuri" mentions that Ravi still wears choo-choo underwear which a secret between him and Jessie.
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In Grand Theft Auto V. Michael de Santa says his signature line "You forget thousands of things every day. How bout you make sure this is one of them." This comes back to bite him in the ass when his old partner-in-crime Trevor recognizes the phrase and tracks him down.
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Naruto:
During the Chunin Exams arc, Sasuke gives Naruto and Sakura a lengthy passphrase to identify them with, since there are enemies about who might impersonate them, despite Naruto's complaints. Naruto goes off to relieve himself, and upon return identifies himself with the correct phrase. Sasuke promptly beats up the imposter, as the real Naruto wouldn't be able to remember it and even complained about it beforehand. Predictably, when the real Naruto shows up to help out, he admits that he forgot the passphrase completely.
Defied during the fourth Ninja World War arc. Chouji proposes something to this effect to make sure that they aren't being impersonated by white Zetsus, but Shikamaru says that the clones have been able to fool the ninjas with this method, as "Sometimes a lucky guess ends up being right." Only Naruto has a foolproof way of telling the real ones from the fakes and this is due to his recent powerup allowing him to sense different chakras.
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In Switched, there's a physical variant — as opposed to spoken dialogue — during the climax where the four teens confront each other. Umine's mother appears off-screen and yells her daughter's name. Ayumi-as-Umine responds to the yell, but Umine-as-Ayumi is immediately terrified and looks right at her mother, who then says "I didn't believe it until seeing your face."
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In the pilot of Graceland, Mike is on his first serious undercover operation and is ordered by Russian mobsters to kill Donny, a DEA undercover agent who had his cover blown. They end up in a Mexican Standoff and Mike is trying to convince Donny of what is going on but Donny never met Mike and is highly suspicious of Mike's story. Mike tells him that he just moved into Donny's old room in "Graceland", the house the undercover agents share, and that Lauren, Donny's fellow DEA agent, told him not to touch any of Donny's stuff. Since this is exactly what Lauren would have told the New Meat, Donny believes Mike and they lower their guns.
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The Outer Limits (1963) episode "The Architects of Fear" features a poignant example. A man volunteers for a mission to be turned into an alien-like creature, climb inside a fake UFO and launch an "attack" against the earth. (All this as part of a plan by a shadowy organization to bring about world peace by uniting humanity against an external threat.) The plan goes awry however, when the "UFO" crashes and the grotesque "alien" is shot by hunters. The man's pregnant wife (who knows nothing about the mission) arrives on the crash scene and doesn't recognize the ship's alien-looking occupant as her husband—until he does a special pointing gesture that has special meaning for the two of them, just before he dies of his wounds.
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In Fullmetal Alchemist, Edward and Ling are wary of one another since either one could be the impostor Envy. Ling proves himself to Edward by offering to recite, in perfect order, all of the items on the room service menu from the hotel where they were staying. He then starts to press Ed's Berserk Button by making a reference to his shortness; when Ed pitches his characteristic tantrum, Ling knows he's the real thing.
Zigzagged when Bido recognizes the second Greed due to his signature speech. While he correctly identifies Greed as a result, Greed himself doesn't recognize Bido until after killing him and suffering when his lost memories come back.
Later, after Greed's Anti-Heroic BSoD, Ed discovers Ling in the hut they used as a fallback after Mustang's guys, the Elrics, and Ling's party worked together to capture Gluttony (interestingly the last place in the normal world Ling was seen alive, really, since the two of them got to Father's base by way of Gluttony's stomach) and Ling's falling over and asking for food is taken by Ed as a sign that it's really him.
Parodied in episode 14 of 4koma Theater:
The above is a parody of an actual line used between Riza and Envy when they corner him. Roy has gone on the warpath against Envy when Envy revealed he killed Hughes. Riza inverts the trope by putting a gun on Roy and seemingly invoking this by saying that when alone, Roy always called her Riza. The Roy turns out to be Envy in disguise who ends up just confirming it is him due to Riza's trickery.
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This was used time after time in Sweet Valley High, because of all the Twin Switches that were going on. In one example, the twins' friends prove which twin is which by asking Jessica to spell thief and asking Elizabeth who a certain soap star is. Jess spells it wrong and Elizabeth doesn't have a clue about the soap star. Somehow, their friends are convinced...
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In Batman Begins, after being asked who he was under the mask, Batman subtly reveals his secret identity to Rachel Dawes by mirroring a statement that she made to Bruce Wayne earlier in the film, when she caught him in public playing up his Rich Idiot with No Day Job persona and he tried telling her that that wasn't the real him.
Bruce also reveals his identity to Gordon with a Call-Back to Gordon attempting to comfort him after his parents died.
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Darkwing Duck,
NegaDuck once dresses up as Darkwing to fool SHUSH. Then he runs into the real Darkwing in the presence of others, but confuses them by anticipating and copying his reactions and words exactly in real time... until the original suggests there's something cute around, triggering an immediate Ax-Crazy Berserk Button reaction from his Evil Twin.
Subverted in another episode where Darkwing infiltrates a prison after purposely being arrested wearing a rather lame disguise. At first, the four villains seem to see through it, but then Bushroot figures the real DW would be calling him "stupid names" like "Melon Head", so it can't be him. (Ironically, Bushroot is likely the most lucid of the four.)
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In Digimon World 2, at some point late in the game, a member of the Blood Knights, Commander Damien, disguises himself as a Black Sword cadet. Your character gets suspicious, and in an attempt to draw him out, calls out "Commander Damien, sir!". Damien, of course, responds, but not long before he realizes he just blew his cover.
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In the Community episode "Conspiracy Theories and Interior Design" Jeff recognises that only the Dean could possibly have written Garrity's ridiculous lines.
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Played with in the Dawn of War II: Chaos Rising campaign, in which one of six characters performs a Face–Heel Turn depending on their Corruption level. If Tarkus is revealed as the traitor he spends the mission giving his former Battle Brothers advice and quoting the Codex Astartes, which infuriates them, because no traitor is worthy to do such things.
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My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic:
During the "Return of Queen Chrysalis" arc, the Mane 6 are affirmed of the CMCs' identity because of their talk of getting their cutie marks from being fillynapped (cue deadpan "It's them" from Applejack).
In issue 65, a disguised Princess Celestia finally convinces Twilight Sparkle of her identity by saying she remembers the first time Twilight cast the "spell of Promethea", and Twilight knows Celestia promised to never tell anypony else about what happened.
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That line was used again in the trailer for Metroid: Other M as a cue to the audience regarding what game Nintendo was announcing, as the scenes depicted up to that point weren't obviously from a Metroid game.
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Wild Things. Cops are doubtful of a young woman's claim that her guidance counselor raped her, due to her promiscuous, troublemaking reputation. But they believe her when not only does another victim come forward, she reports the identical Post-Rape Taunt that the first victim did—"no little bitch can ever make me come".
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In Midnight Star: The Frozen Empire, Chrysalis's secret that all changelings are actually her children is something that she has kept hidden for millennia. When Midnight Star reveals this fact to her after explaining her own past, it convinces Chrysalis she's telling the truth as her counterpart would have been extremely desperate to even think of telling it to a pony.
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Arrested Development:
When Oscar has to convince Michael that he's not his twin brother George Senior:
When Buster is pretending to be George Senior and refers to Lucille as "mother":
And the mysterious pimp "Frank":
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A recurring bit of Father Dowling Mysteries was Frank having to deal with his twin brother, Blaine, a con artist who often posed as his priest brother for scams. The two are arrested together while dressed alike as Sister Steve is asked to figure out who's who. She asks Frank what a patron told him in confession and Frank says he can't repeat it. Steve knows it's him as Frank would never break the sanctity of confession, even to save himself.
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In one episode of Xiaolin Showdown Omi has to watch Dojo, who is a risk due to a problem that occurs every few thousand years. Eventually, Dojo manages to fool him and escapes, leaving Omi in the cage. When the other monks return...
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In The Return of Superman, Lois Lane asks one claimant to the name Superman why she should give him the time of day. His answer? "To Kill a Mockingbird," which Lane recognizes as the real Superman's all-time favorite movie. Later on, to remove any shred of doubt in Lois' mind, he whispers to her, "No matter what happens, I will always love you. Always," which was one of the last things he said to her before he died.
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And So We Fight has Impa immediately figuring out Sheik is Zelda through the song she played.
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The Dresden Files:
In the novel Ghost Story, Molly asks Harry (who's dead at the time) to prove he's not some supernatural nasty in disguise.
In general, this is used many times over the course of the series as the heroes must deal with enemies who can shapeshift into another person's form. Harry even pulled this on Mab because she was speaking through an intermediary, something she had not done previously. So, she invokes his debt (her control over him) and makes him feel incredible pain.
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In Supernatural fanfic series "Sky Verse", Sam, Dean and Castiel realize they are vulnerable to impersonation and being tricked into an ambush by their enemies due to their use of cell phones to arrange to meet so they agree on passphrases they must use at the beginning of each phone call which are things they would never normally say and which their enemies would not be able to guess.
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In Kushiel's Mercy, even though Sidonie's under the influence of Fake Memories wiping out the memory of her boyfriend Imriel, and Imriel himself is a Manchurian Agent, the use of the word "always" when it comes up in conversation always triggers something for them, which they eventually figure out. (Note that "always" is NOT the trigger to unlock Imriel's true personality, but it seems to help the two blend together.)
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Played with in Super Paper Mario, where the player must determine who the real Merlee is in one chapter thanks to a shapeshifting villain. A game show is hosted, where the player can ask five questions, then choose afterwards. However, the actual way to figure this out is that the real Merlee has a fly buzzing around her, since she spent half the chapter hiding in a toilet in a public restroom.
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In the Discworld book The Truth, William recognizes the Big Bad as his father by a phrase he commonly used, "A lie can run around the world before the truth has got its boots on."
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In The Elenium trilogy by David Eddings, Sparhawk and other members of the Pandion order of knights have a long-standing code to identify themselves to one another. When traveling in disguise, Sparhawk sends a messenger to the home of a brother Pandion with the message that he "has brought his little mother for a visit." Little mother is the Pandions' term of endearment for Sephrenia, their tutor in magic. (She happens to be present for the dispatch, and is surprised to learn of the code in her honor.)
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Elementary:
Variant: Watson asks someone who claims to be looking for Sherlock, "Are you a friend of his?" "He doesn't have any friends" is the right answer.
An earlier episode also has an inversion. Holmes figures out who the killer-of-the-week is, but ends up being kidnapped. Earlier, Watson is shown to be frustrated about Holmes texting like a "teenager on a sugar high" with tons of unrecognizable abbreviations and emoticons (Holmes believes it allows for efficiency in communication). When the kidnapper tries to tell Watson that everything is fine, she uses Holmes's phone but texts in a normal manner. Watson immediately goes to Captain Gregson. After he's freed, Holmes tries to get credit for "deliberately" getting the kidnapper to text Watson.
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Boo to You Too! Winnie the Pooh, when Piglet has barricade himself in his house terrified of Halloween and Pooh rings his door bell, Piglet suggests that Pooh say something only he would say before letting him in. Pooh asks Piglet what he should say and Piglet says, "Well possibly, 'I am Pooh'", to which Pooh responds, "You are? well then who am I?", which convinces Piglet.
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A non-verbal variant occurs in the opening battle of Mobile Suit Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz, when Duo is attacked by an unique enemy mobile suit, and after noticing that its method of fighting is to simply empty as many bullets in his general direction as possible, he recognizes that Trowa is the one piloting it.
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And in the Ben 10: Alien Force episode "Time Heels", Gwen goes back in time to stop Kevin from mutating. After freezing time for everyone except the Gwen from that time period, she assures her past self that she is her from the future by whispering an embarrassing secret in her ear. This happens when Gwen goes back in time again to undo the Bad Future she accidentally created.
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In Static Shock, this nearly ruins the title character's secret identity in "Brother-Sister Act". Early in the plot, Virgil remarks that his older sister Sharon is "totally Y2K", meaning old-fashioned or out-of-date. Later, when Sharon's watching Static's latest interview on the news, he uses the same phrase...and she realizes that no one else has ever used that slang before. She starts piecing together other clues and comes extremely close to figuring out the truth, even pointing out a Secret Identity Change Trick after Static defeats his latest foe ("you disappear, Static shows up. Static disappears, you show up!"). Thankfully, by some bizarre twist of fate, one of the Bang Babies in that episode is a little girl who can manipulate light to create realistic illusions, and she does Virgil a favor by conjuring an image of Static flying overhead while Sharon is standing right next to her brother. The trick works and Sharon is none the wiser.
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In Johnny Test, Mr. Black and Mr. White make a robot clone of Johnny, and the others can't figure out which is the fake. Dukey figures it out when fake Johnny answers a math question very fast, since the real one always counts numbers with his fingers.
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Inverted in the Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog episode "Tails' New Home", when Sonic sees through Robotnik's plot by realizing that if the fox family was Tails' real family, they would have called him by his real name, Miles.
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In an episode of 3rd Rock from the Sun, Dick gets locked in the stairway of a dentist's office because he is so desperate to smoke a cigarette. When Harry finally finds him, he shouts through the door:
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Riku identifies Roxas as Sora's Nobody this way in Kingdom Hearts: 358/2 Days. After the two have a skirmish, he says "Come on Sora, I thought you were stronger than that." Without thinking, Roxas replies "Get real! Look which one of us is winning!", and immediately wonders why he said it, while Riku realizes that his opponent is "his Nobody".
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In The Order of the Stick 397, Nale identifies himself as the Evil Twin by responding characteristically to an insult directed at his Evil Plans.
This same trait is later used in an inversion of this trope: Part of Tarquin's evidence that Elan is not Nale is that Elan did not ramble about his intellectual superiority, which Nale would have done.
Subverted the first time Vaarsuvius's familiar, Blackwing, speaks to Roy and Belkar.
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Captain Marvel (2019): This is the only way to figure out if someone is being impersonated by a Skrull, as they only retain a stolen identity's most recent memories. Fury figures out Talos has impersonated his boss when he calls him "Nicholas" despite it being established that nobody, not even his mother, would call him anything other than "Fury". This gets a call-back when a Kree soldier appears to be taking Fury, Maria and Skrull prisoners to be ejected out an airlock. Leaning in to Fury, the Kree says "Just go with it... like Havana." Fury realizes this is actually Talos using Fury's own Bluff the Imposter move from earlier to reveal himself.
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In Elf, Buddy attempts this with a fake Santa. It... doesn't work.
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Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon has a great, if narmy, scene, where Sailor Moon exhausts herself trying to protect Tuxedo Kamen and nearly falls down the stairs. Tuxedo Kamen catches her and asks if she's an idiot. SM automatically retorts with "who are you calling an idiot" before realizing their dialogue mirrors the one between her and Mamoru after the latter saved her from being run over by a car. Cue dramatic unmasking.note One-sided, as Mamoru already knew her identity by that point.
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Used in Overlord (2012) when the leader of a group of adventurers hastily claims they came to the Tomb of Nazerick on behest of an old friend of its ruler. Ainz has been looking for such old friends and holds his assault, asking who the message is for. The adventurer says it's for Ainz Ooul Gown... and promptly outs himself as a liar. The correct answer was either Momonga, Ainz's gamertag from when YGGDRASIL was an MMO, or Satoru Suzuki, his real human name.
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Jack Frost (1998): After dying in a car accident and being resurrected as a snowman, Jack eventually manages to convince Charlie that it's really him as a snowman by calling him "Charlie boy" (which is what Jack used to call him by). Gabby, however, doesn't believe Charlie when she tells her the snowman is her husband. That is until Jack calls her on the phone, nonchalantly asking her to come to the cabin in the mountains, and Gabby recognizes her husband's voice and obliges.
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Jessica Jones (2015) has an inversion of this as Jessica and Trish plan their move to get up close to Kilgrave so that Jessica can kill him. They decide on a code phrase that Jessica will say so that Trish will know that Jessica still is not under Kilgrave's control. They realize that they cannot use something she would normally say because Kilgrave could get her to act like herself, so they decide it would have to be something she would never say. Jessica decides to use the phrase "I love you", which turns out to be particularly handy at the episode's climax.
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Aquarion Evol has a variant. When "transfer student" Jin can identify an attacking Abductor by name, Yunoha is able to make the obvious connection.
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In Xanth there is a Sorceress who likes to possess people. Unfortunately, she often gives herself away by calling people "my pet". Also, the Demoness Metria is described as being easily recognizable, no matter what form she takes, because of her speech impediment (luckily, her alternate personalities have no such speech problems).
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Batman, gunning for the Joker near the end of Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker, runs into the ex-Robin Tim Drake instead. Before Batman can take him to a hospital, Tim addresses him by his secret identity, Terry McGinnis. Batman asks how Tim even knew that, before Tim calls him by another name: "Batfake", the Joker's pet handle for the current Batman. Tim then proceeds to transform into the Joker.
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In the James Bond movie The World Is Not Enough, oil heiress Elektra King and terrorist Renard give themselves away as conspirators by using an identical aphorism - 'There's no point in living if you can't feel alive'. A few minutes later, Renard jams his hand into Bond's injured shoulder—something else he could only have learned from Elektra, though when Bond confronts her about this, she points out that Bond has been wearing a sling and any number of Renard's spies could have told him about this.
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Wizards of Waverly Place: When the Russos creates duplicates of themselves to escape the government agent, Professor Crumbs recognizes the real Alex when she tells him that his beard stinks.
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In Soul Eater, when Maka first shows up in the black room, Soul wonders if she's just an image created by the Little Demon. Her response is to hit him over the head with a book, something only she would do. After that, he admits that "Yeah, it's Maka."
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In Red Dwarf, Rimmer tries to discourage Lister from going ahead with his plan to become Rimmer's superior officer by posing as Kristine Kochanski (who Lister had a crush on and wants to revive as a hologram). Rimmer succeeds in convincing Lister that there's no point in doing it as "she" has no interest in him at all... until "she" says, "I want a man who's going places. Up, up, up the ziggurat, lickety-split!"
In "The Inquisitor", after Lister and Kryten are erased from the timeline to make way his "sperm-brother" and another mechanoid, Lister convinces their counterparts of their identities by listing several embarrassing personal details about Rimmer, that only Lister could possibly know.
Inverted in "Psirens", a shape-shifting, brain-sucking alien monster gets on the ship and looks just like Lister. The crew try various tasks that only Lister should know but the Psiren can read Lister's mind and so mimics every action perfectly. They finally trick it by giving one Lister a guitar and telling him to play. Lister is normally the Dreadful Musician so when this Lister plays the guitar like the ghost of Jimi Hendrix they immediately blast it (Lister only believes he can play that well).
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In chapter 65 of the Turnabout Storm novelization, Maya is channeling Trixie's grandfather, changing herself into a pony in the process. Trixie is completely unimpressed and calls the whole thing a fake, unless she gets proof that she is indeed talking to her grandfather. What Shadowmoon the Illustrious tells Trixie afterwards proves it, since only he and Trixie knew about it until then.
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Peter Parker!Spider-Man does this twice in the finale of Superior Spider-Man. The first time, he attempts to convince Spider-Man 2099 that he's the real deal and Doc Ock had control of his body. Miguel realizes that it was so stupid it makes sense and buddies up with him. The second time, he goes to confront the Green Goblin, who still thinks it's Octavius controlling Spidey. When the Goblin boasts that once the bombs go off, he'll have nothing left, Peter retorts "Except the dignity of knowing I never carried a man-purse", Gobby realizes He’s Back.
In a variant, a later issue has the Avengers see a report about Spider-Man fighting a villain who can manipulate and destroy clothes, so he ends up in only his mask and a web-diaper. While Captain America still isn't sure, Spider-Woman declares this must be Peter, because that kind of nonsense could only happen to him.
And in Dead No More: The Clone Conspiracy, Spidey is pretty blasé about fighting a clone of Dr. Octopus; after all, that's not even the first clone of a dead villain he's faced that day. Even when Octavius calls him "Dr. Parker", he just figures the Jackal told him. Then Ock uses the phrase "the Superior Spider-Man", which only the actual dead Dr. Octopus (or a relatively recent Brain Uploading thereof) would know about.
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A meta-example in Persona 5: Hoshi to Bokura to, when Akira first wakes up in the Velvet Room, the line Igor greets him with confirms to the readers, that in this version of events, Yaldabaoth did not seal away Igor and impersonate him.
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In the original W.I.T.C.H. comics, Taranee gets captured and tortured by Elyon and convinced that anything she sees is an illusion. When Will comes to retrieve her, Elyon tries to convince Taranee that rescuing Will is an illusion created by her too. But Will says that she's telling the truth and Taranee can read Will's mind if she wants to verify, and Taranee figures it out because Elyon never knew Taranee could read minds.
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In one episode of Inspector Gadget, Gadget and an imposter disguised as him storm into an awards ceremony being held by the Chief and many other police officers. Both try to convince the Chief that the other is the imposter, and the real Gadget, while doing so, accidentally clobbers the Chief over the head with one of his gadgets. The Chief groans, and tells the officers to arrest the other one, saying that the one who hurt him is obviously the real Gadget.
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In Pokémon Adventures, X realizes that Y is actually Essentia in disguise when she 1) doesn't immediately apologize for separating from him and 2) calls him 'anata', which roughly translates to 'dear'.
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Subverted on The Middleman, when Wendy asks MM this and he refuses to divulge secrets through a civilian interpreter. That's good enough to prove it for Wendy.
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In the The Sarah Jane Adventures episode "The Man Who Never Was", Luke twice sends a message to Rani and Clyde by unconventional means. Both times he proves it's him by calling them "Clani".
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In Terminator Genisys, at one point Kyle and Sarah are separated from the friendly Terminator and wonder if he's not being impersonated by the hostile one when they reunite. However, its wordy and technical explanation for why it can't shapeshift immediately convinces Kyle that it's the real one.
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In Iron Man: Armored Adventures episode "Heavy Mettle", Iron Man confronts Stane in the beginning of the episode telling him that he is done with his corruption and "manufactured evil." Later, Tony presents evidence to the Stark International Board that Stane made a deal with Ghost to get the designs for Iron Man's armor and Stane is fired. Before he is thrown out, Tony tells Stane that he and his "manufactured evil" are finished. This causes Stane, who was already growing suspicious of Tony, to realize that Tony Stark is Iron Man.
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The X-Files
In the critically acclaimed episode "Beyond the Sea", the psychic death row inmate (although whether his abilities are real or not is made deliberately ambiguous) freaks out Dana Scully a lot by referring to her by a nickname only her recently-deceased father calls her.
Also, in the two-part episode "Dreamland", in which Mulder switches bodies with an Area 51 worker. He tries to convince Scully that it's really him by rattling off some of her personal information. She is not impressed.
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In A Brother's Price, Jerin's sister Blush was outside, and when she returns, cannot remember the password. This causes her to use some colourful curses, so that they already know it can only be her when she finally remembers the password. (They all learned how to curse from their grandmothers. Other families in the area probably don't have quite the same vocabulary...)
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Marvel Cinematic Universe:
Iron Fist (2017):
When Danny Rand approaches Jeri Hogarth, she tests his claim that he's Danny by quizzing him about her workspace from when she interned at Rand Enterprises:
Danny tries this out with the Meachums, but fails because he only gives them basic information that could be looked up online (in Joy's case) or are too stubborn to believe him (in Ward's). He later breaks through to Joy via a shared habit from their childhood regarding brown M&M's, the only color they refused to eat.
Jessica Jones (2015) has an inversion of this as Jessica and Trish plan their move to get up close to Kilgrave so that Jessica can kill him. They decide on a code phrase that Jessica will say so that Trish will know that Jessica still is not under Kilgrave's control. They realize that they cannot use something she would normally say because Kilgrave could get her to act like herself, so they decide it would have to be something she would never say. Jessica decides to use the phrase "I love you", which turns out to be particularly handy at the episode's climax.
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Bob and George: Don't say "What?" in response to your name if you want to go for Implausible Deniability.
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Akumetsu's mask in the eponymous series really isn't that good for concealing his identity, what with leaving much of his face including his distinctive hair and eyebrows and most of his grin visible, but it's by his 'ya know' that our initial viewpoint character recognizes him in the first arc. When he comes in and coincidentally kicks off his terrorist career by chopping up the Dirty Old Man who'd just hired her in her new career as a teen prostitute with an axe. They're both normal high school students again the next day. (Her for real, him only apparently.)
Of course, he doesn't care all that much if he's recognized, since Akumetsu has a policy of dying on the job and any one of him probably has an alibi, and even if he doesn't who's going to believe that the terrorists are a clone army, even after dissecting dozens of identical bodies? Also, the one who saved her wasn't the one she actually knew, even though they're all bizarrely similar for several dozen identical twins brought up separately, right up to the 'ya know.'
The scene gets a callback later, though, with one of the not-important-and-enough-to-be-targetted minion with the underwear on his head tracking the girl down because she said 'Shou!' when Akumetsu came in and said his Catchphrase.
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Done at least twice in Jackie Chan Adventures. The first time, Jackie is split into an overly nice half and an asshole half, and when asked which is the evil one, Nice-Jackie dissolves into tears and proclaims that he must be the evil one because he accidentally stepped on a bug. Cue aside glances.
The second time played it a little straighter with normal-Jackie fighting an evil clone. The good guys want to help but can't tell them apart. Captain Black asks them when his birthday is, and is dismayed when neither of them know the answer. Jade figures it out pretty quickly.
The entire episode had a lot of this since each member of the J Team had an evil clone. Jade recognized that the Paco they had was a clone when he pronounced her name correctly; Paco pronounces her name as "Yade", due to Spanish being his primary language.
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In The Italian Job (2003), the villain realizes that he's on a date with the daughter of a man he killed years ago when she uses her father's trademark phrase, "I trust everyone; I just don't trust the devil inside them."
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In Unicorn Point, Bane accidentally reveals himself when he speaks a Phaze dialect in place of Mach's Proton-speak.
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In "Crystal Skull", Daniel Jackson is shifted into another dimension that makes him invisible to everyone but his grandfather, who unfortunately is known to be slightly insane. Daniel instructs his grandfather to repeat some things after him to convince his team that he is standing right there with them. When a skeptical Jack responds in the usual way, Daniel frustratedly mutters "Jack, don't be an ass", which of course grandpa repeats word for word. Jack is taken aback and after a second he replies, "Daniel?"
The situation is reversed in "Fragile Balance", where an infuriated "Daniel!" from a considerably younger version of Jack is taken as confirmation of his identity by Daniel (the two characters usually adopt a particular tone when speaking to each other). The actor who played Young Jack should have gotten an award for the brilliant job he did of mimicking O'Neill's mannerisms and speech patterns.
The trope is lightly mocked in the episode "Spirits", where they encounter shapeshifting aliens:
And again:
The second season episode "Holiday" also has a large dose of this. For example, when Jack and Teal'c have switched bodies:
"Urgo" has a similar case as "Crystal Skull" above: Everyone in SG-1 has brain implants inserted in them on an alien planet which end up manifesting the titular Urgo, a person only they can see and hear. At the end of the episode they return to the planet and explain the situation to Togar who did this in the first place to get the implants removed. However, there is a problem: The implants will cease to function outside of a host brain, effectively killing Urgo, whose existence was an unintended side effect in the first place. The situation is solved when they convince Togar to take one of the implants himself. But with the implants removed, SG-1 can no longer see or hear Urgo, so how do they know he really survived?
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In Sword Art Online Abridged, Healthcliff gets exposed as Kayaba because of his fascination with pop culture references nobody else gets (and how he makes a Call-Back to something Kayaba said back in episode 1).
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In one early The Flash story, this nearly gets Barry in trouble when, while in costume and conversing with a crime scene investigator, he gives the guy a wink that only Barry (as a police scientist) would give him whenever in agreement about something. Naturally, the other cop starts putting two and two together, but Barry manages to convince him by the end of the story that he and Flash are not the same person.
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In Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, a hostile changeling takes on the form of Odo, knowing it's the one thing the Defiant crew can't test for. As the identical changelings face off, each one tries to tell O'Brien something that presumably only the real Odo would know. O'Brien subverts the trope by quickly putting a stop to the whole thing.
A lighter Deep Space Nine example comes in the episode "Children of Time", when an alternate-future Dax host suggests he could do this to prove that he really is Dax, and proceeds to recount one of Curzon's memories of Sisko...one that Sisko clearly doesn't care to remember.
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Iron Fist (2017):
When Danny Rand approaches Jeri Hogarth, she tests his claim that he's Danny by quizzing him about her workspace from when she interned at Rand Enterprises:
Danny tries this out with the Meachums, but fails because he only gives them basic information that could be looked up online (in Joy's case) or are too stubborn to believe him (in Ward's). He later breaks through to Joy via a shared habit from their childhood regarding brown M&M's, the only color they refused to eat.
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Wild West COW Boys Of Moo Mesa: Marshall Moo Montana got a letter from "Masked Bull" challenging him. He figured it was actually written by Horribull because nobody else called him "Meatball Head".
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In The Ten Commandments, Moses calls Master Builder Baka "Master Butcher" after he's willing to see an old woman killed rather than momentarily pause a construction project. Later on, while disguised as a Hebrew slave, Moses sees Baka whipping Joshua and attacks him, putting him in a choke-hold while calling him "Master Butcher." Baka has a brief Oh, Crap! moment of realization before he's strangled to death.
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This is how Leafa finds out Kirito is really Kazuto in Sword Art Online when he blurts out of his plan to save Asuna from Sugou's clutches as this reminds Leafa that he has feelings for Asuna.
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Steven Universe:
"Giant Woman": Upon first meeting Opal, the fusion of Pearl and Amethyst, Steven gets a bit nervous upon realizing that Opal is very much her own person, and asks her if she knows who he is. Opal's response is to sing a bit of the song that Steven did earlier in the episode when he was trying to get Pearl and Amethyst to fuse — thus proving she also has Pearl and Amethyst's memories and loves Steven as much as they do.
"Familiar": Steven manages to accidentally convince the Pebbles, small creatures that live in the walls of the Diamonds' palace, that he's his mother Pink Diamond/Rose Quartz when he thanks them, as she was the only other person who did that.
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Quarians in Mass Effect are taught a certain phrase to use when returning to the Flotilla, as they usually arrive on a different ship than the one they left on. If they don't provide that phrase when prompted, then the Flotilla knows that they're returning under duress, and their ship is destroyed. They even have a separate phrase that sounds right if you're not in the know, but signals the Flotilla that something is wrong. It's also a strong signifier of the quarian sense of communal duty, since it also means that the ship they are on will be destroyed.
Another example occurs when, if you gave Tali the geth data during her personal mission in the first game, you can use it to prove it's really you when you meet her again in the second.
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Spider-Man: Far From Home: After getting a violent and heartbreaking heads-up as to exactly how detailed Mysterio's illusions can be, Peter calls in Happy Hogan for a ride and asks for "something only [he] would know" to confirm he's talking to who he wants to see. A confused Happy recalls when he chaperoned Peter to Germany for the Avengers' civil war and they stayed in a hotel together; Peter ordered a pay-per-view movie for which Happy got the bill, and although the name wasn't listed, Happy could tell from the price that it was an adult film, and Peter didn't know how he would know that.
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In The Transformers: The Movie, after Megatron's death, people are suddenly surprised by the arrival of a new, purple-and-black robot who crashes Starscream's coronation. Then he opens his mouth and smugly demeans the Decepticon's new leader before easily killing him.
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In Gunnerkrigg Court, the Annie who spoke to Loup convinces Winsbury and Janet she's real because she knows they're a couple. At this point, all the evidence suggests both Annies are real, though, or least until a weird flame spirit thing tells them both of them are in the wrong timeline, so there likely is another Annie somewhere.
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In one of the climaxes of Detroit: Become Human, Connor if he becomes Deviant gets put into this situation when he fights another non-Deviant version of himself and Hank tries to guess out the false one by asking them what his son's name is. This can become problematic since it is completely possible to miss out on the options that reveal the name of Hank's son, essentially forcing players to take a guess or to already know.
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Daredevil: in the first appearance of DD's ex-girlfriend Elektra, he reveals his identity when he addresses her by his old nickname for her.
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In Gintama, this is how the Yorozuya gang ends up identifying all of the players they run into while playing Monkey Hunter as people they know outside of the game. Some examples include Katsura using his Catchphrase, and Hasegawa lamenting the fact that he's unemployed.
Katsura is especially prone to this in general, as referring to him by anything other than his name frequently prompts him to use his Mad Libs Catchphrase in the format of "It's not *noun*, it's Katsura!". He's managed to blow his cover on multiple occasions because of this.
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The protagonist in The Assignment (1997), a Carlos the Jackal lookalike undercover as the real deal, proves his identity to his handler when his handler says "awfully warm for this time of year", to which he replies "but not as sticky as two summers ago". These are the two halves of a code phrase that was part of an assignment from long ago that his handler mentioned in conversation.
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In The Lord of the Rings, Aragorn quotes to Frodo a bit of poetry that Bilbo wrote about him. Note that Frodo knew the poem not from Bilbo, but because it was in a letter from Gandalf that he (Frodo) was reading right then. Aragorn did not know that the poem was in the letter.
Although Aragorn might have known or suspected that Gandalf would supply Frodo with that line, making it a reasonable thing to drop into the conversation.
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In the Garfield and Friends episode "Binky Goes Bad", Garfield reveals the real Binky the Clown by getting a judge to say "Order in the court!". The impostor says nothing, but the real Binky immediately responds with "I'll have a ham on rye, hold the mayo!" As the impostor is taken away by the police, Garfield comments that the real Binky could never resist an old joke like that.
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The Batman films use this trope often:
In Batman Begins, after being asked who he was under the mask, Batman subtly reveals his secret identity to Rachel Dawes by mirroring a statement that she made to Bruce Wayne earlier in the film, when she caught him in public playing up his Rich Idiot with No Day Job persona and he tried telling her that that wasn't the real him.
Bruce also reveals his identity to Gordon with a Call-Back to Gordon attempting to comfort him after his parents died.
In Batman Returns, Bruce Wayne and Selina Kyle accidentally expose their identities as Batman and Catwoman to each other by unthinkingly reenacting a snippet of banter from their previous fight. In a slight variation, they switched lines in and out of costume.
And this trope is also used in Batman (1989) and is how Bruce realizes the Joker is the thug who killed his parents. He repeats the phrase to Joker at the beginning of their final confrontation just before decking him.
A villainous example happens in Batman & Robin. While Poison Ivy is seducing Robin she claims she can see him having his own "Robin Signal" in the sky. Later, she steals the Bat Signal and replaces it with Robin's symbol, and Robin, remembering the conversation, instantly realizes it is Ivy calling him, believing the signal to be a sign of her love to him.
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Gargoyles:
Eliza Maza identifies Talon as her transformed brother Derek when he automatically answers her "cross my heart" with "hope to die", complete with the particular series of gestures the two of them customarily use with the phrase.
Again in Gargoyles, when Goliath is kidnapped by a shape shifter. When Elisa comes to save him, the shifter naturally takes her form. Since he and Elisa have been having trust issues the whole episode, Goliath tries to identify the real Eliza by shouting "Tell me the truth! Did you ever doubt me, even for a moment?" when Elisa sweetly replies, "Never!" Goliath knows that's the fake and tells his Minotaur cop-friend to shoot.
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Zartan from G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra is quite fond of whistling the tune to "Jolly Good Fellow". When the man we think is the President comes out of the bunker, he goes into his office, relaxes and begins whistling. No prizes for guessing the tune.
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In Final Fantasy VI, King Edgar takes charge of a band of thieves under the rather transparent anagram "Gerad." In the SNES translation, Celes claims it can't be anyone but Edgar when he refers to her as "My lady," though the fact that "Gerad's" clothes are just brown versions of Edgar's royal blues didn't exactly help to keep his identity secret either. Made more obvious in Japanese since Edgar explicitly uses the English word "lady" both normally and in disguise. Rather than a slipup as the Woolsey localization would suggest, it is implied he is intentionally giving clues to Celes and Sabin/Mash.
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A Hat in Time:
Played with in an early version's mission where Hat Kid must convince a group of Mafia goons that she's really a friend of theirs named Geoffrey. Geoffrey, as it happens, is known to be a complete Jerkass. So if you do something incredibly jerkish to them, they'll accept her as Geoffrey, regardless of the fact that she's a tiny little girl and not a hulking Mafia goon.
In the final game, after completing Chapter 2 (supposedly), Hat Kid receives a call on her ship's phone from the same voice that kept calling the train phones in "Murder on the Owl Express". They end the call by revealing themselves as the loser of the Battle of the Birds, by referring to Hat Kid as either "lassie" (the Conductor's nickname for her) or "darling" (DJ Groove's nickname for her).
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In an episode of Murdoch Mysteries a female witness uses the word "huckleberry" to describe anyone she does not consider to be an upstanding citizen. When Murchoch later reviews the transcript of an old trial he discovers that the key witness in that trial also used the word "huckleberry" to describe people she did not like. He quickly discovers that the two witnesses were actually the same woman who was paid by an unscrupulous prosecutor to assume fake identities and act as a prosecution witness so the prosecutor could win more cases.
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In Baccano!, Rachel and her associates at the Daily Days figure out that the Rail Tracer was actually the train conductor, because the Rail Tracer knew Rachel was a stowaway and asked for her ticket.
Later, Claire Stanfield reveals himself to Rachel as the aforementioned rail tracer by making a comment about her ticket purchases.
You know how that demon that started the whole thing is always saying "maa, ii"/"well, no matter"? You know how that guy Ronnie who works for the Martillos is always saying the same thing?
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In Lost, The Man in Black is inhabiting John Locke's body; when he meets Richard, he says, "Hello, Richard. It's good to see you out of those chains," recalling a conversation the two had centuries earlier when Richard was chained to the walls of the Black Rock.
In the second season, where Desmond is identified by his use of "brother".
Happened in the previous season with the whole Red Sox thing that Sawyer hears Jack say (Sawyer heard it before from Jack's father, that even mentioned that felt bad and wanted to call his son).
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The climax of Muppets Most Wanted involves Miss Piggy almost marrying Constantine, a master criminal impersonating Kermit. When the real Kermit crashes the wedding, Miss Piggy comes up with a way to distinguish them: she asks each in turn to marry her. The fake Kermit confidently says 'Yes, I will! Let's go right now!', while the real Kermit stutters awkwardly and tries to duck the issue.
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In the Donald Duck story "Kappa! Kappa! Kappa!", Donald's nephews see what looks like a famous, ancient samurai show up to save kappa from the villainous tengu. They quickly realize the samurai is just Donald Duck in disguise... after they see him running away in panic in Donald's distinctive way.
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Happens with Tetsuya in Metal Fight Beyblade. He wears a (actually very convincing) disguise to try and steal all of Ginga's beypoints, but is recognized at the last minute because of his alias 'Nigel Crabbypants'. Being openly obsessed with crabs does have a downside! Who knew?
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In Moon Rising, Moonwatcher's telepathic mentor note being trapped far away from civilization asks her to read a particular history book. It details Fathom's execution of Darkstalker, which was achieved through an enchanted artifact.
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A variant of this trope appears in an episode of Goof Troop. Goofy and a double, who is a criminal, are in the same room, which Goofy had been wallpapering. Max identifies his father by leaving an open can of wallpaper glue in the middle of the floor and asking his dad to step forward. Both of them step forward, but only the real Goofy steps in the glue.
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At the end of Batman: The Animated Series episode "Beware the Gray Ghost", Bruce Wayne tips off Simon Trent to his identity by repeating something he said to him earlier as Batman.
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Animorphs: After Sixth Ranger Traitor David acquires Marco's DNA, the others ask the real Marco Bluff the Impostor-type questions. He proves himself by giving characteristically smart-ass answers.
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In The Stars My Destination by Alfred Bester, Saul Dagenham recognizes a disguised Gully Foyle when he uses a pseudonym that Dagenham had implanted in Foyle's mind back when he first attempted to interrogate him via hypnosis.
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In The Spectacular Spider-Man, Venom/Eddie calls Peter "bro" to reveal who he really is.
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In Heart of the Inferno, the third part of The Heart Trilogy, Smaug meets the aged Bilbo Baggins in Rivendell and sneaks into the hobbit's room in his human form. Though Smaug makes blatant references to their first meeting, Bilbo (who has never seen Smaug in his human form) doesn't recognize him until Smaug calls him "thief in the shadows".
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In Dragon Quest VI, the chancellor of Somnia (who's effectively taken over the kingdom) uses this to get you thrown out - he asks the hero, who is being taken for the Prince of Somnia, the name of his late sister. None of the options you're given are correct, and he denounces you as an imposter. Subverted in that the hero is the Prince, but all his memories are tied up with his real body, which is on the other side of the continent right now.
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In Nightwing: Year One, Dick confronts Commissioner Gordon for the first time in his new guise as Nightwing. After Gordon prompts him to "say something only the kid would say" to prove his identity, Dick struggles for a bit before declaring "Holy Mistaken Identity!"
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In Ransom, Tom Mullen knows for sure Jimmie Shaker is the mastermind when he hears him say "Shouldn't be a problem": a phrase he heard over and over when an FBI analyst was examining a recording of an earlier conversation between Tom and the kidnapper.
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Happens twice in Ben 10. When Ben turns into Heatblast for the first time, a horrified Gwen doesn't recognize him and is about to use a fire extinguisher on him when he says "Don't even think about it, freak". This is when she realizes it's Ben. The second time is in A Change of Face when Gwen and Charmcaster have exchanged bodies and the real Gwen must convince her family of her identity. The following conversation takes place:
And in the Ben 10: Alien Force episode "Time Heels", Gwen goes back in time to stop Kevin from mutating. After freezing time for everyone except the Gwen from that time period, she assures her past self that she is her from the future by whispering an embarrassing secret in her ear. This happens when Gwen goes back in time again to undo the Bad Future she accidentally created.
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A character missing this was used in one episode of Family Matters, an episode that saw Steve Urkel bust a criminal and receive a death threat from his brother. This results in Carl and a fellow cop taking shifts in protecting Steve. For years, Carl had always said, "See you later," to that particular partner, who would always reply, "Not if I see you first." Later in the episode, when Carl left his watch, the "buddy" turned out to be the killer in disguise, but as he's about to kill Steve, Carl busts in with the police force and arrests him. As it turns out, the killer replied to Carl with a simple, "Yeah, see ya," letting Carl instantly know it wasn't him.
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Invoked in the Wakfu sequel short The Quest for the Six Dofus Eliatropes. Yugo accused his brother Adamai of being a shapeshifter in disguise when the latter, convinced by Madame Shroud's words that to use them to rescue Sadlygrove, who had realised his power as the mortal incarnation of the god Iop, from dying at Ogrest's hands would result in the destruction of the world, refused to hand over one of the Dofus eggs to the former. Adamai was offended at the notion, and confirmed his identity by telling Yugo about the birthday gift they'd gotten for Alibert (Yugo's adoptive father), and about how Az (Yugo's pet Tofu and life-long friend) had recently begotten chicks.
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In Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth1, in order to tell which of two Blancs are the real one, the heroes start asking questions supposedly only the real Blanc knows the answer to. However, they're all embarrassing questions about things such as her measurements and her novels. The fake one answers them perfectly and calmly, but everyone immediately points out the real one when she angrily snaps from all her secrets being publicly revealed because everyone knows Blanc has a Hair-Trigger Temper and swears a lot during it.
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Star Trek: The Original Series
In "Turnabout Intruder", Kirk, while trapped in his ex-lover's body, tried to convince Spock that he was him. He mentioned certain events where Spock had helped him and urged him to help him again. Subverted when Spock calmly pointed out that those events could be easily read from the captain's logs and reports.
It's rather bizarrely subverted in "Whom Gods Destroy", where an insane former Starfleet officer develops the ability to morph into other people, and Spock is presented with two Kirks at the climax. He somehow can't come up with any questions that only Kirk would know, just so the episode can end with a fight scene. Leonard Nimoy himself was quite upset about it.
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In the Law & Order universe, to ascertain if someone is an undercover cop, the other cops ask what the color of the day is.
During the prosecution of a young woman accused of killing her mother so that she could have her stepfather all to herself, the DA's began to suspect that the girl was telling the truth—that the man had seduced her and killed his wife when she found out and threatened to both divorce him and have him charged with statutory rape. To that end, they called both the girl and the stepfather's new girlfriend into a conference room and gently asked the girl to describe what the man had said and done when making advances to her. The girlfriend's horrified reaction to what the girl was saying cinched it.
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In Regular Show, Rigby hires Doug, a temp who eventually turns into Rigby. When Mordecai declares Doug the real Rigby, he asks for a hug. He then exposes that he knows Doug isn't really Rigby because he knows Rigby would never hug him.
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In Batman Returns, Bruce Wayne and Selina Kyle accidentally expose their identities as Batman and Catwoman to each other by unthinkingly reenacting a snippet of banter from their previous fight. In a slight variation, they switched lines in and out of costume.
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In the Gaunt's Ghosts novel Blood Pact, Tona identifies that she's from Gaunt with a message to Vaynom Blenner by reminding the latter that he lied about his father to Gaunt on the first day of scholam.
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Star Trek: New Frontier, "Treason": Si Cwan (a ghost) proves he's possessed his sister by fighting both Xyon and Calhoun (neither slouches in the fight department), beating Xyon and getting beat by Calhoun, but proving himself enough for Calhoun to call him "Cwan, you pompous ass!"
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Parodied in the Futurama episode "Murder on the Planet Express", where Fry and Bender, as the only two crew members who haven't been eaten by a shapeshifting alien, question each other to determine if one of them is the shapeshifter—but neither can think of a good enough question.
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In one episode of Hannah Montana, Miley's cousin disguises herself as Hannah to reveal her secret to the world. Lily and Oliver stop her, but they can't tell the two apart. Oliver asks the girls if they want to kiss him. The fake one, who likes Oliver, agrees, while the real one says no.
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The main plot of the The West Wing episode "Shibboleth" was around whether the Bartlet Administration should grant asylum to a group of stowaway Chinese found in a ship container; they claimed to be Christians being persecuted by the Chinese government, but among the myriad array of political pressures from both Christian groups and the Chinese government (trade talks were on the horizon) there were also questions as to whether their professed faith was genuine as there had been previous instances of stowaways being coached into saying that. Bartlet has a one-on-one meeting with one of the refugees who can speak English and begins by asking him to list the Apostles; the refugee answers correctly but points out that being a Christian wasn't about memorizing historical figures but rather that "faith was the true shibboleth". Bartlet, himself a devout Catholic and who had previously used that same expression, determines from that response that they were truly Christians and arranges a way for them to remain in the United States by having the California National Guard, who was guarding them to this point, stand down and allow the refugees to escape custody — this would both let the refugees go free while also give the Chinese government a face-saving excuse to avoid jeopardizing the upcoming trade talks.
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In Stone of Tears, the phrase "true as toasted toads" is used to positively identify a messenger as having come from Zedd.
Also subverted in the first book. Richard finds himself under the effects of an "Enemy Web", where people would perceive him as their enemy; Darken Rahl if they're Richard's ally, or as Richard if they were allied with Rahl. Richard sneaks into his brother's tent, gets his attention, and goes to do the the "Loser's Salute," which his brother forced him to do whenever he lost one of their play swordfights as kids, to identify himself. But his brother already recognizes him as Richard; this immediately tips Richard off that his brother was really in league with Rahl.
A bit later, Zedd recognises Richard despite the Enemy web because she notices his habit of running a hand through his hair when frustrated.
In the last book, after using forbidden magic to save the world from some other forbidden magic (yeah, that happens a lot in this series), Richard believes that his wife's feelings prevented her from regaining her memories, which she lost as a result of the latter forbidden magic. He realizes she did regain her memories when she says, "You're a rare person, Richard," something she said about him during the first book.
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And in Dead No More: The Clone Conspiracy, Spidey is pretty blasé about fighting a clone of Dr. Octopus; after all, that's not even the first clone of a dead villain he's faced that day. Even when Octavius calls him "Dr. Parker", he just figures the Jackal told him. Then Ock uses the phrase "the Superior Spider-Man", which only the actual dead Dr. Octopus (or a relatively recent Brain Uploading thereof) would know about.
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In the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Barty Crouch Jr., who is disguised as Mad-Eye Moody, nearly blows his cover when he performs a familiar facial tic (specifically licking his lips) in front of his father. Technically he does blow his cover, it's just that the father doesn't live long enough to spread the news.
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Innocence And Experience has Robin using a very distinctive slang word in front of Tim Drake, who's familiar with Dick Grayson and heard him dropping this very same word. Whoops.
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In The Fairly OddParents!, in the episode "Twistory", George Washington is supplanted by Benedict Arnold in disguise. Timmy discovers who is the true Washington by describing how good the quality of the wood of a coat rack is; Benedict answers "So what?", but the real George Washington, who is obsessed with chopping anything made of wood, jumps and destroys the poor rack with an axe.
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Subverted in the VeggieTales episode "Princess and the Pop Star". Vanna, still dressed as Princess, tries to get her bodyguards to let her backstage:
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A micro-issue of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (IDW) follows Donatello through a day in his life—from his routine Flame War with an internet forum poster to his run-in with a petulant genius, Harold Lillja, at a convention. The turtle ninja realizes Harold is the aforementioned flamer when he uses the forumer's pet phrases, like "obstruse". Harold deduces who Donnie is, too, and promptly tries to kill his internet rival.
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In an episode of Get Smart, Max is kidnapped by KAOS, who sends a highly-trained impersonator to take his place in Control. When the real Max storms into the Chief's office, the Chief sets up a panel to ask both "Smarts" several questions to decide which is the real one. For example, 99 asks both "Did you ever kiss me?" The fake Max says, "Don't you remember?" But the real Max says, "I'm not the kind of man to kiss and tell." Later it's revealed that the real Chief has been replaced by an imposter, too.
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At the end of the Teen Titans season 4 finale we get this bit of dialogue:
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A villainous example happens in Batman & Robin. While Poison Ivy is seducing Robin she claims she can see him having his own "Robin Signal" in the sky. Later, she steals the Bat Signal and replaces it with Robin's symbol, and Robin, remembering the conversation, instantly realizes it is Ivy calling him, believing the signal to be a sign of her love to him.
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Neatly inverted/played with in Ender's Game. Ender, depressed and unwilling to keep playing the titular game, receives a letter from his sister Valentine, which is full of various jokes and references that only they share. He realizes that she wrote it at the behest of his "handlers" in order to cheer him up, because it's too full of these references.
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In Warlord of Mars, Dejah Thoris' grandfather Tardos Mors is presumed dead after a rebellion in Mars' North Pole and is discovered alive inside a ruin in their own kingdom thousands of miles away from where he died. Any doubts that he is a impostor are quickly dashed when he reminisces about a riding incident that only he and Dejah know about, confirming his identity. This turns out to be a subversion, as this "Tardos" is revealed to be a clone created by a telepathic entity that probed their memories and exploited this trope to gain their trust, while the real Tardos is really dead.
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Conan O'Brien's Saturday Night Live sketch about Moleculo (THE MOLECULAR MAAAN!) has a superhero keep blowing his Secret Identity this way.
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L.A. Confidential: when he's become the victim of a Have You Told Anyone Else?, Jack Vincennes says "Rolio Tomassi" as his dying words. That was the name Edmund Exley had just entrusted him with in a private conversation, and is a name he made up for his father's unknown killer, 'the guy who gets away with it'. When Dudley Smith gets nervous about who this "Rolio Tomassi" might be and what he might know, he starts asking around about him... to Exley, who realizes immediately that Dudley should have no way of knowing that name and confusing it with a real person unless he had something to do with Jack's murder.
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An episode of Touched by an Angel had a high school teacher being accused of sexual harassment. The principal believed his vehement denials due to their longtime friendship and that the accuser was a known troublemaker. To that end, she obtained a copy of the girl's complaint... and was shocked to realize that the girl was telling the truth. How? The girl quoted, word for word, the same cheesy seduction lines that the man had used on her 25 years ago.
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Game of Thrones: When Tyrion sends an offer of alliance to Jon on behalf of Daenerys, he closes with the statement "All dwarves are bastards in their fathers' eyes", a Not So Different sentiment he shared with Jon back when they first met, in order to prove it's him.
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Possibly invoked in the trailer for The Jungle Book (2016), which is narrated by Scarlett Johansson. The viewer might not realize who she's playing at first because she's simply narrating generically and ominously...but even if you didn't see who was talking, you'd know who it was the minute she said her last line, and it makes The Reveal of her character's identity all the more shocking.
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The phrase "As you wish" in The Princess Bride is the Former Trope Namer. Westley, Buttercup's love, has been presumed killed, but turns up as the Dread Pirate Roberts, and Buttercup recognizes him by his use of the phrase which, for him, meant "I love you." For bonus points, he gives her vague hints at first, and when she tells him "You can die too for all I care!" as she pushes him off a cliff, he shouts it as he rolls to his (apparent) doom. (This leads to a My God, What Have I Done? moment for Buttercup. She and Westley both get better.)
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Played with in The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, after the Big Bad and The Mole have just attempted to destroy the Nautilus with planted explosives. The Reverse Mole, who has stowed away on the escape vessel with the bad guys, manages to send a message to the rest of the League with the coordinates of the escape route. They immediately realize it's from him because of the way the message opens - he's the only one in the world who would address them collectively as "my freaky darlings."
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The Blues Brothers: Matt "Guitar" Murphy knows that the only two white guys who will walk into a soul food restaurant "dressed like Hassidic diamond merchants" and order dry white toast, four whole fried chickens and a Coke are Joliet Jake and Elwood Blues.
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In Time Fixers: Nicktoons of the Future, SpongeCog breaks into HQ after disguising himself as Timmy and his ruse is broken when he agrees with Jimmy that science is always the answer. When the adult Nicktoons are searching the place for him armed with weapons, Jimmy and Timmy, and Danny and SpongeBob run into each other and ask questions such as "What was the first insult Timmy called Jimmy when they met?" and "Who was the one who defeated the Syndicate's Doomsday Device?"
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On Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, a visiting naturalist rapidly befriended the title character and her beau Sully. To that end, they all attended Horace and Myra's wedding, at which point Horace revealed that Dr. Mike and Sully have just gotten engaged themselves. Stunned, the man proceeded to offer the happy couple a toast, which includes the recitation of a beautiful poem, leaving Mike just as stunned, as the poem was precisely the one her presumed-dead fiancé recited at their engagement party. When she confronted him, after some badgering, he finally admits that he is in fact, the man in question.
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From Ghost: the word "ditto", which Patrick Swayze's character would use to respond to "I love you", to the point where his widow refuses to believe it's him when he tells her those three words through a medium.
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In The Crow, Sarah only realizes that the corpse-painted stranger who saved her from being hit by a car is her deceased friend Eric when he quotes the Arc Words "It can't rain all the time."
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In the first X-Men movie, Wolverine has just dispatched the shapeshifting Mystique and is confronted by a suspicious Cyclops, leading to the page quote above. (This was one of just 2 or 3 lines that Joss Whedon wrote for the movie.)
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In the Danny Phantom episode "Splitting Images", Danny, while stuck in Poindexter's body in the Ghost Zone, contacts Sam and Tucker through the mirror in his locker to help him out. Since he looks like a green-eyed Poindexter, Sam tells him to prove his identity.
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In Young Justice, the way little Billy convinces the team (but mostly Wally) that he really is Captain Marvel is by mentioning how he shouldn't have to bring Kid Flash nachos and pineapple juice to get on his good side all the time.
In the episode "Auld Acquaintances", Red Arrow is hiding from the mind-controlled Justice League when Aqualad finds him. To make sure he could trust Aqualad, he asks Aqualad "Who broke your heart?" To which Aqualad replies Tula... and Red Arrow himself, one of Aqualad's best friends, who was currently aiming an arrow at his chest the whole time.
In the tie-in comic, the team is fighting Clayface, and Robin is confronted by two Wallys. Since Wally is the only one who knows Robin's Secret Identity, he asks for his middle name. At which point both are revealed to be Clayface.
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In Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, being a Terminator Spin-Off, "come with me if you want to live" is how Cameron identifies herself to John.
It also helps that he has seen her shot a minute ago.
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In Living Color! parodies this in its fake trailer for Ghost 2. When Sammy Davis Jr.'s ghost tells the medium to relay to his wife he loves her, the wife says "Sammy would never say it like that". When faux-Whoopi tells her "Sh-Boing-Boing-Boooooiiiing", his wife instantly knows his spirit is there.
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Played with in Background Pony. Every time Spike has "met" Lyra, he says, "Dig the swell hoodie." Until Chapter XVI, because it's really Discord in disguise. She doesn't realize it until it's too late.
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A variation occurs in an episode of Pokémon—Serena meets a girl who introduces herself as Ariana (actually Kalos Queen Aria in disguise) and challenges her to a double battle, during which she makes a particular pose while giving orders. Later on, Serena watches one of Aria's performances and sees her make the same pose, at which point she puts two and two together.
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In the Without a Trace episode "Suspect", the agents believe that the Victim of the Week has been abducted by the headmaster of his school. When one of them questions another student, the boy tells him, "He was going to invite him over to his house for a barbecue, then tell him that it was cancelled, then invite him to stay for a drink. . ." The agent instantly realizes that there's only one way that he could know that and gently asks him, "Did he do that to you?", which the kid confirms.
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And this trope is also used in Batman (1989) and is how Bruce realizes the Joker is the thug who killed his parents. He repeats the phrase to Joker at the beginning of their final confrontation just before decking him.
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Interesting variation in the final episode of Blackadder II. Blackadder has apparently sold out Queen Elizabeth to a master of disguise for a single key bit of information — in this case, Nursie's habit of dressing up as a cow at dress-up parties.
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The Matrix Revolutions:
Bane (whose mind has been overwritten by Smith reveals himself to Neo by addressing him as "Mr. Anderson" in his usual mocking tone three times. Neo is slow to catch on, if only because of how inconceivable it is to believe Smith is walking around in the real world using another man's body.
Happens again in the final battle when Smith says, "Everything that has a beginning has an end, Neo" — revealing that the Oracle is still in there somewhere.
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My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic:
In the season two finale, Princess Cadence convinces Twilight Sparkle of her identity by reciting the song she and Twilight would sing when she foalsat her. Likewise earlier in the episode, the first sign that something's off about Cadence ( she's being impersonated by a Changeling) is that she doesn't remember the song.
Used by Starlight in the first part of "To Where and Back Again" to figure out who's real after a changeling invasion. Trixie repeats what she told Starlight earlier that day, Thorax transforms into Twilight and repeats her speech from "The Times They Are a Changeling", and Discord casually uses his chaos magic to transform their surroundings. Later they come up with a two part password, where one person says "klutzy" which the other person must respond with "draconequus" so they can spot an imposter more easily in case they get separated.
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Doctor Who:
"The Enemy of the World": The Second Doctor intends to prove to his companions that he's not the Identical Stranger villain Salamander by playing his recorder ... only he left it in the TARDIS, so he mimes playing it.
In "The Christmas Invasion" and the "Children in Need" mini-scene that leads up to it, the new Doctor demonstrates himself to be the same man as his previous incarnation by repeating to people the first thing he said when he met them in his previous body.
"Midnight" has a strange "detect the enemy" variant on this: An alien being seems to possess a woman, and it keeps repeating whatever anyone says to it. The Doctor surmises this is its attempt at learning. Then it says things at exactly the same time as everyone else. Then it only does for it the Doctor. Then it speaks before the Doctor does... Eventually, the woman seems back to normal, and the Doctor seems to be possessed. The woman convinces everyone else to throw him out the airlock... but two characters realize the being has just stolen the Doctor's voice and is still possessing the woman when she uses two phrases the Doctor used earlier ("Molto Bene" and "Allons-y").
"Turn Left" has the reappearance of "Bad Wolf" (series one's Arc Words) as a message from Rose to the Doctor, letting him know that holes must be opening between their parallel universes, which is very very bad.
River Song has her personal way of calling the Doctor for help: graffitiing a significant historical artifact with her current space-time coordinates, along with "Hello Sweetie".
"The Impossible Astronaut": The Doctor becomes suspicious of his companions behavior when they refuse to tell him about his future death at Lake Silencio. In order to prove he can trust her, the Doctor demands that Amy swear by something that matters.
When the Doctor hears the phrase "Run, you clever boy, and remember", he knows he's found Oswin/Clara again. Twice.
"Nightmare in Silver": Clara Oswald asks this of the Doctor while he's fighting a Battle in the Center of the Mind. The Doctor starts admitting he's always been attracted to her, only to get an Armor-Piercing Slap which puts the Doctor's real personality back in control. As Clara points out, even if he did feel that way, he'd never admit it to her. Later, she asks the Doctor if he thinks she's pretty, and he insults her, satisfying Clara that it's the Doctor in control.
Inverted in "The Night of the Doctor". As the 8th Doctor attempts to drag a woman to safety in the TARDIS, his assurance to her that it is Bigger on the Inside instigates a full-tilt freakout when she realizes that he is a Time Lord.
"Dark Water" plays it for drama. After Danny Pink is killed, the Doctor and Clara travel to what may be the afterlife to get him back. However when Clara is put in verbal contact with Danny the Doctor is suspicious, and urges Clara to ask Danny something only he would know. Danny however is afraid that Clara, if convinced, will kill herself to be with him (unaware she's there physically) and manipulates her into closing the channel between them, something only the real Danny would do.
"Thin Ice": The Doctor isn't sure if a particular nobleman in 1814 London is actually an alien in disguise. The mystery is quickly solved, however, when said nobleman is shocked to see Bill (who is black) in his house and demands "that thing" leave. Both the Doctor and Bill immediately agree that an alien wouldn't care about skin colour; that level of knee-jerk racism is exclusively human.
"It Takes You Away": While trying to find out if the Grace in the Alternate Universe is real, Graham asks her to tell him about the frog necklace he's wearing. She remembers it perfectly, making him that much more reluctant to believe she's a fake.
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In Mistborn: The Original Trilogy Vin discovers a Kandra has infiltrated the group and spends a good deal of the second book trying to find them with the help of an allied Kandra named Ore Seur. She asks various members of the crew about specific details of private events in hopes discovering the spy, but in the end Vin fails to find the spy ahead of time because the enemy Kandra, Ten Soon, had actually replaced Ore Seur, not one of the other humans.
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In the Liavek story, "A Well-Made Plan", a Body Swapped character shows up at his front door and tries to convince his butler that it's really him. The butler asks what the item that is the source of his magical power is, and the character explodes in fury, refusing to reveal it, particularly since he'd never told the butler in the first place. This is the response that the butler was looking for, and he gladly lets him in.
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This was also used on NYPD Blue. The "color of the day" refers to a color that undercover officers wear to distinguish themselves from real criminals. If a bunch of cops raid a drug den, they might think twice before getting too rough with someone who's wearing, say, a green shirt if that's the color of the day. If you look at the blackboard behind Sipowicz's desk there's an entry for the color of the day, filled in each morning by Fancy (or whoever). Since NYPD Blue always strove for realism this is probably Truth in Television.
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The movie Face/Off uses a physical gesture of affection in this way.
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In Disney's Aladdin, Jasmine is tipped off to Prince Ali's identity when he asks her, "Do You Trust Me?" He also rolls an apple down his arm and throws it to her with his elbow, a trick he does as both Aladdin and Prince Ali. The animator who drew Jasmine's facial expression when she realizes this deserves an award.
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In The Sixth Sense, this is how Cole demonstrates his medium powers to his mother, by repeating several things that only his grandmother's ghost would know.
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"Jane Smith" was identified by her bizarre taunt ("Rub a monkey's tummy! Rub a monkey's tummy with your head!") in the children's book Wayside School Gets a Little Stranger.
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Bring Me Back Home has a subversion: when Ladybug goes ice skating with Chat Noir, he gives her the same instruction that Adrien gave Marinette a few hours earlier: "Just step, step and glide." She picks up on it and asks if it's a common thing to say. He says it is, so she doesn't think any more of it.
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Hiccup in Persephone manages to get Stoick’s attention by telling him that his mother/Stoick's wife is alive. At first Stoick thinks it is some underhanded trick, but he slowly starts to believe him when Hiccup draws him a portrait with too much detail for him to falsify. They strike up a deal; Hiccup escorts him to Valka’s location, Hiccup can hold off on telling him where the Red Death’s nest is and Stoick spares Astrid and Toothless until then.
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Sonny with a Chance: When Chad starts using a Doppelgänger stunt double to impersonate him on every "dangerous" date with Sonny, Sonny manages to tell the two apart by messing up both their hair. The real Chad hates having hair messed up and quickly fixes his hair, while the fake one doesn't care at all.
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Ripples, Waves, Tsunamis: When Nami's memories finally break through to the surface, this is how she confirms her identity to Raijax, and vice-versa.
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Bruce also reveals his identity to Gordon with a Call-Back to Gordon attempting to comfort him after his parents died.
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In Red Panda Adventures, when the Flying Squirrel is hypnotized to believe that the enemy they're fighting is the Red Panda and the Red Panda is the bad guy, the Panda proves his identity by whispering "Kit Baxter, behave yourself!" in her ear.
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When Haley has locked herself in the tutoring center during a school shooting on One Tree Hill, she identifies her husband when he completes their catchphrase through the door ("Always..." "...and forever.") and lets him in.
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The God Empress of Ponykind; Celestia realizes just who she's fighting when Nightmare Moon calls her "Emperor". Tzeentch is the only being of Chaos who ever called her "Emperor" instead of "False Emperor", "Corpse God" or "Anathema".
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In Codename: Kids Next Door movie Operation: Z.E.R.O., Numbuh 1 realizes that he has indeed recommissioned the legendary Number Zero ( who is revealed to be none other than his own father) when the latter says he is hungry for blurpleberry ice cream, which is the closest taste he's had to the fourth flavor.
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In Sailor Moon, Chibi-Usa knows that a monster disguised as her mother is a fake, because her mother calls her "Small Lady," not "Rabbit," which is the Black Moon clan's name for her. A similar situation occurs in the Sailor Moon: Another Story game, where Nergal disguised as Sailor Pluto is given away because she calls Chibi-Usa "Princess," while Sailor Pluto would normally use the same "Small Lady" nickname.
Also in one of the final episodes of Sailor Moon S, Mistress Nine reverts to using Hotaru's regular body to get Moon to give her the Holy Grail (the "Purity Chalice" in the U.S. TV broadcast version). When Moon finds her among the ruins of the Mugen Academy, she realises the person she is talking to is not Hotaru when the latter calls her by her civilian name, Usagi: the real Hotaru met Moon before but only as Usagi, so Hotaru would never know that Usagi was Sailor Moon.
In an earlier episode, as Usagi is being given a ride by Haruka, she recognizes the latter's speech about "people only surviving by trampling on others" as the same words Sailor Uranus spoke.
Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon has a great, if narmy, scene, where Sailor Moon exhausts herself trying to protect Tuxedo Kamen and nearly falls down the stairs. Tuxedo Kamen catches her and asks if she's an idiot. SM automatically retorts with "who are you calling an idiot" before realizing their dialogue mirrors the one between her and Mamoru after the latter saved her from being run over by a car. Cue dramatic unmasking.note One-sided, as Mamoru already knew her identity by that point.
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Similar to the example above, in Reign of the Supermen, when Lois confronts the returned Superman following his Dynamic Entry, she asks what was the last secret he told her before he died. It was "I love you".
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In the The Legend of Zelda cartoon episode "Doppleganger", Ganon kidnaps Zelda after using a magic mirror to create a dark-clothed evil Zelda clone to replace her. Late in the episode, the real Zelda has freed herself and both versions end up covered in mud to the point where it's impossible to tell them apart. Link proposes a kissing contest to identify the fake. He rates the first Zelda's kiss as "very good," but gets a smack in the face instead of a kiss from the second ("*sigh* That's my Zelda all right.")
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The Once Upon a Time episode "The Thing You Love Most" has a variation: When Regina attempts to interrogate Mr. Gold about Emma coming to town, he asks her to "please" excuse him. This is the first hint to Regina and the viewers that he remembers his life as Rumpelstiltskin, since it recalls a conversation that they had in the Enchanted Forest: Part of his price to help her cast the curse is she must do whatever he asks when he adds "please" to the sentence. Regina only agreed to that condition because she thought she'd be able to rewrite Gold's memories with the curse.
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In Lois & Clark an identical brush of the hand on her cheek finally (and accidentally) clues Lois Lane in on the fact that her boyfriend isn't just a mild-mannered reporter.
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In Eldest, the 2nd book of the Inheritance Cycle, Eragon recognizes the dragon rider in steel armor as his seemingly dead friend Murtagh when he spins his hand-and-a-half sword at his hip, much like he did when the two of them trained together.
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In the second episode of Valvrave the Liberator, Haruto has somehow found himself in the body of a Dorssian spy (who we will later come to know as L-elf). After rescuing his friends, Haruto tells them it's really him. How does Kyuma decide to test this? Several rounds of rock-paper-scissors. Haruto loses all of them. "Alright, it's you."
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This trope plays quite a role in Honoo no Alpen Rose: Oe of the final proofs that Alicia/Jeudi's blind mother Helene needed to deduce that the one calling herself "Alicia" was not her daughter but a Body Double was whether she knew or not the "Alpen Rose" song, composed by Alicia/Jeudi's Disappeared Dad Friederich. The false Alicia, Mathilda, had claimed not to remember the song due to Trauma-Induced Amnesia; the real one, Jeudi, recalled the song enough to either write down the lyrics (manga) or sing it in public (anime).
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Buffy the Vampire Slayer:
In the episode "Dead Man's Party", Cordelia asks, "How do we know it's really you and not zombie Giles?", to which Giles responds, "Cordelia, do stop being tiresome," and Cordelia quips, "It's him."
In the fourth season, Faith attacks Buffy in her home and activates a magical device during the ensuing fight. Afterwards Joyce asks her daughter if she's all right, and "Buffy" answers with Faith's Catchphrase ("I'm five by five"), letting the viewer know that a body switch has taken place. Later on in the episode, Buffy (in Faith's body) makes reference to the aforementioned episode of Giles-turned-Demon to prove to Giles it's really her. But not before playing with the idea:
Similarly, in the fourth season of Angel, Angel realises that Cordelia is possessed by the same power that is controlling the Beast when both use the endearment "my sweet".
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One story in Doctor Strange involved Shuma-Gorath creating an illusion of Dormammu, who stated that he was there to reclaim his title as Strange's arch-nemesis from Shuma-Gorath. Strange saw through it right away because he knew that there was absolutely no way that Dormammu would ever admit to being second at anything, even with a being as out of his league as Shuma-Gorath.
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In the Star Wars Legends novel Vision of the Future, Han Solo arranged to meet Lando secretly. Knowing that Imperial forces may be monitoring his communications, he instructed Lando to meet him "Ten systems Coreward from the place where you had no choice." In other words, ten systems Coreward from Bespin, where Lando "had no choice" but to betray Han and his allies.
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SOSchip:
oghond has never seen LF's face in pictures, or heard her voice. In the first chapter, when LF first appears, oghond does not recognize her due to this reason. That is, until LF speaks, using words that would be Sesquipedalian Loquaciousness for a German learning English. It's her sophisticated manner of speaking that allows oghond to realize who it is.
Two chapters later, in "A Coder on Board," oghond's best friend Absent is turned into an Oshawott. Upon waking up and realizing he is now a Pokemon, oghond at first doesn't recognize him, but does think he sounds somewhat familiar. She just can't place the voice until Absent turns to HP- who just saved his life- and remarks "Pride yourself." As oghond puts it:
Two chapters after that, in "Hostile California," it's Absent who does this- twice, both times to members of his family and both times in order to prove his identity after having been turned into a Pokemon. The first time he does it, it happens as soon as he enters the house. His mother and brother, Nathan, do not recognize him at first- until Absent notices the family dog. Almost immediately, he calls out "Come here, stupid!", causing the dog to stop glomping his brother and start glomping him. The reason it counts as this trope? Only a member of the West family (and oghond, but that doesn't matter here) knows that the dog answers to both her real name and "stupid." With Nathan already in the house, there's only one possible conclusion as to who the Oshawott at the door could be...
Later on, he does it again to his father, who- despite having heard his voice on speakerphone- is still slightly disbelieving as to the fact that his son is an Oshawott. This is, of course, until Absent apologizes for failing to "bequeath unto [his father] that boot to the head." It's a Mythology Gag— the real Absent once showed his father a video called "Last Will and Temperament," in which... well, see for yourself.
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In An American Christmas Carol the ghost of Jack Latham convinces Slade he's the real deal by telling him information only he'd know.
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In the final episode of Durarara!!, Mikado guesses that someone in a chatroom is Kida. The response? Grading Izaya on a score of 1/10 with the square root of three, a callback to an earlier scene with the pair.
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In the Young Blades episode "The Chameleon", after Captain Duval gets himself thrown in jail and the Musketeers believe he is a shapeshifter trying to frame Duval:
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In Dawn of a New Age: Oldport Blues, Ivy comes across her best friend Luna while the latter is being imbued with her superpower and spouting electricity from every orifice. Convinced that she's some monstrous imposter, Ivy runs away. Luna catches up to her, and Ivy realises that she's the real Luna when she bluntly tells Ivy to 'nut up and stop being a pussy'.
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Family Guy has a couple of weird subversions of this trope, which is of course appropriate for this show. All three occur is Season 9:
"And Then There Were Fewer", the season opener, is a murder mystery that ends with Lois held at gunpoint by the killer, news reporter Diane Simmons. Peter walks in, completely oblivious as to what's going on, asking his wife where his Hot Wheels firetruck is. Lois, looking to tip Peter off by acting unconventionally, but not enough to tip off Simmons, refers to her husband as "Pete', something she's never done in their 20 years of marriage. Peter, being Peter, misses this completely.
"German Guy" features a man calling himself "Franz Gutentag" posing as a puppeteer who turns out to be a former Nazi concentration camp official actually named Franz Schlechtnacht. Upon being discovered, Franz leads Peter and Chris to his basement to murder them. Chris takes the gun from Franz, but inexplicably faced with the dilemma as to whether or not he should shoot his father or Franz, questioning which one is his "real father", despite the fact that Peter and Franz look nothing alike. As a test, Chris asks them when is his birthday; when Peter (Chris' own father!)fails to give the correct answer but Franz does not, Chris shoots Peter, causing Franz to reclaim the gun retake the two as hostages.
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A storyline on Third Watch had the cops are searching for a pair of rapists who pose as police officers so that they can pull women over and then assault them. At the episodes end, as the fake cops are menacing a woman, the real cops arrive. The fake cops try to claim that the woman's screams for help are just the raving of someone high on drugs. Already suspicious (they know the woman and know she's not an addict), one of the real cops asks the fakers a question in "cop lingo". When he's unable to answer, they instantly know they've caught the criminals.
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A villainous example from Bravely Second: Anne the fairy, advisor to Kaiser Oblivion, addresses the player, reprising her lines from the opening of the first game and revealing that she is Airy's sister.
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Inverted in X-Men; Morph, Back from the Dead and evil, has taken the form of Wolverine, and Jubilee finds them circling each other. One Wolverine shouts that she should shoot them both, and so naturally she shoots the other Wolverine - the real one. It's even funnier because if she had just blasted both of them, the real Wolverine would have been protected by his Healing Factor.
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Played for laughs in the Culture novel Matter. When an Upper-Class Twit-turned-fugitive seeks help from his former tutor, the latter tests his identity through several questions, all of which he gets wrong. The tutor wearily concludes this is indeed his inept student of old.
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In The Secret of NIMH 2: Timmy to the Rescue, when they were kids, Martin, jealous that Timmy was the prophesied hero of Thorn Valley and not him, derogatorily called his brother "Hero". Years later, when Timmy reunites with Martin, who had become hyper-intelligent and took over NIMH, he recognizes him through his changed appearance when he says...
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The trope is subverted in the Housepets! storyline "My Life as a Teenage Squirrel", when Marion, a male human teenager who woke up as a female squirrel is trying to explain this to his girlfriend, she asks if she's expected to believe this, and he says no, it's utterly unbelievable and nothing he can do or say could prove it. She suggests telling her something only Marion would know, and he describes what was clearly the most embarrassing experience of his life. However, the logically-minded Lois still finds the very idea of such a transformation so unbelievable that she immediately jumps to a more "rational" conclusion instead.
Marion gets his revenge later on, by popping this same question when Lois has been transformed into a bobcat herself, right before Marion's eyes.
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In Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, a character (Mack) tries one of these (he tells Indy a betrayal is "just like Berlin", where they were double-agents), which fails. Of course, the guy was really a traitor anyway.
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Downplayed in Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors. Junpei recognizes that the girl he met was someone he knew, but only realizes who exacly she is when she calls him by Affectionate Nickname "Jumpy", only used by his childhood friend Akane.
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Sabrina the Teenage Witch gets impersonated by her Evil Twin, so her aunts have her say "woo-hoo" to see if she's the real one. Salem doesn't believe her, but Sabrina proves her identity by threatening to tell Zelda about the time he was in her lingerie drawer…
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In the Code Lyoko episode "Xana's Kiss", the heroes are dealing with a polymorphic clone that keeps changing shape. When this turns into a case of Spot the Imposter where Odd has to tell the Clone from Yumi, he quickly determines which is the real Yumi when the Clone stays silent while the real Yumi calls him a "pea-brain". Odd may be insulted a lot, but he knew that XANA would never call him "pea-brain".
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A meta-example in Babylon 5: G'Kar has a vision of an angelic being (in the form of his late father) telling him that it's up to him and his fellow Narns to break the cycle of violence between themselves and the Centauri, or both sides will be destroyed. G'Kar asks "Who are you? Where have you been all this time?" The response comes: "I have always been here" — and that's when the audience realises the angelic being is actually Kosh.
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In an early episode of Yu Yu Hakusho, Yusuke's deceased spirit possesses Kuwabara's body to tell Keiko that he's coming back to life soon, so he needs her to take care of his body. However, Yusuke's been unable to convince anyone else that he's been telling the truth, so instead, he approaches her from behind, suggestively compliments her "Nice skirt!" (a callback to a scene in the first episode where he flipped her skirt) and grabs her breasts. This causes her to slap him across the face while shouting "Yusuke, you jerk!" out of habit, after which she's much more receptive of his claim to be Yusuke in Kuwabara's body. Since that wouldn't fly outside of Adult Swim, the Bowdlerised Toonami version cuts out the boob-grabbing.
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On Gravity Falls, as Dipper and his friends are about to go into a secret bunker they discovered, he tells them that they have to keep whatever they find a secret; Wendy responds by making a zipping motion on her lips (like she did back in "The Inconveniencing"). Later, when they come across a Shapeshifting monster, it takes Wendy's form and the two wrestle on the ground. Dipper yells for the real Wendy to give him a sign that it's her; one of them winks, but the other makes the zipping motion, giving Dipper the clue he needed.
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Cold Case:
An episode has the detectives trying to deduce who planted a bomb that killed a married couple by interviewing the friends who had visited them the weekend before. It soon became obvious that the supposedly dead wife was in fact alive and pretending to be one of the friends in question (they bore a strong resemblance to each other)—it was the friend who died in the blast along with the husband—when one of the other friends mentioned hearing the wife say something very similar to what the woman had told them.
In another episode, they deduce who the killer is when they realize that the inscription on the victim's tombstone is a Bible verse that one of the suspects quoted to them.
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In the light novel The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya (volume 4), Kyon uses an alias known only to him and Haruhi to get bizarro-Haruhi to listen to and believe his words, and makes a mental note to keep it as an emergency measure from then on.
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In one of the most brutal subversions of this, in Star Trek: The Next Generation, the completely altered Jean-Luc Picard, aka Locutus, addresses the Enterprise crew after their failed attempt to destroy him. "Your resistance is hopeless... Number One." The look on Riker's face, and the crew's, was pure Oh Shit!!. To clarify, The Reveal here is that Locutus - and therefore the Borg - had access to all Picard's memories, and therefore knew all the Federation's plans to try and defeat the Borg.
Played straight in the episode "Schizoid Man", where Picard is satisfied that Data has shaken off Ira Graves's attempt at Brain Uploading because Data has returned to his normal, slightly-too-precise philosophy.
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 Anime: Basquash! / int_673b66dc
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 Bubblegum Crisis / int_605cf3f
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 Shounen Hollywood / int_605cf3f
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 Xabungle / int_605cf3f
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 Comic Book: Batman Arkham Unhinged / int_673b66dc
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 Captain Flash (Comic Book) / int_605cf3f
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 DC Rebirth (Comic Book) / int_605cf3f
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 Papyrus (Comic Book) / int_605cf3f
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 Superior Spider-Man (Comic Book) / int_605cf3f
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 The Transformers: Robots in Disguise (Comic Book) / int_605cf3f
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 Comic Book: Until We Sleep / int_673b66dc
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 Comicbook: Superior Spider-Man / int_673b66dc
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 The Lion King / Disney / int_605cf3f
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 Fan Fic: A Captive Light
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 Elemental Chess Trilogy / Fan Fic / int_605cf3f
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 Fan Fic: Family Sticks Together
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 Fan Fic: First Contact A Gemini Story / int_673b66dc
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 Fan Fic: Heir To The Empire / int_673b66dc
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 Fan Fic: I Put On My Robe And Wizard Hat / int_673b66dc
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 Fan Fic: Memoirs / int_673b66dc
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 Fan Fic: Razors Edge / int_673b66dc
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 Fan Fic: Return To Hinamizawa
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 Fan Fic: Smash Generation / int_673b66dc
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 Soul Chess / Fan Fic / int_605cf3f
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 Tendencies / Fan Fic / int_605cf3f
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 The Girls Of My Life / Fan Fic / int_605cf3f
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 The Lone Traveler / Fan Fic / int_605cf3f
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 The Return to Gravity Falls / Fan Fic / int_605cf3f
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 Total Drama Equestria / Fan Fic / int_605cf3f
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 Fan Fic: Under The Great Tree / int_673b66dc
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 Fanfic: Background Pony / int_673b66dc
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 Kaleidoscope (Fanfic) / int_605cf3f
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 Kimi No Na Iowa (Fanfic) / int_605cf3f
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 SOSchip (Fanfic) / int_605cf3f
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 Serendipitous Fate (Fanfic) / int_605cf3f
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 Fanfic: Shadowchasers Power Primordial / int_673b66dc
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 The Heart Trilogy (Fanfic) / int_605cf3f
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 Fanfic: Variant Strain
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 With This Ring (Fanfic) / int_605cf3f
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 A Clockwork Orange / int_605cf3f
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 Film: A Walk Among The Tombstones / int_673b66dc
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 Amityville: The Awakening / int_605cf3f
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 Ant-Man and the Wasp / int_605cf3f
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 Film: Assassins / int_673b66dc
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 Attack of the Clones / int_605cf3f
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 Film: Bandidas / int_673b66dc
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 Batman / int_605cf3f
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 Batman (1989) / int_605cf3f
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 Big / int_605cf3f
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 Captain Marvel (2019) / int_605cf3f
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 Deadpool (2016) / int_605cf3f
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 Don't Look Under the Bed / int_605cf3f
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 Face/Off / int_605cf3f
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 GoldenEye / int_605cf3f
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 Film: Intermission / int_673b66dc
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 Read It And Weep / int_605cf3f
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 Red Cliff / int_605cf3f
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 RoboCop (1987) / int_605cf3f
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 Skyline / int_605cf3f
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 Terminator 2: Judgment Day / int_605cf3f
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 The Blues Brothers / int_605cf3f
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 Film: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire / int_673b66dc
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 The Princess Bride / int_605cf3f
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 The Santa Clause / int_605cf3f
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 The Ten Commandments / int_605cf3f
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 The World Is Not Enough / int_605cf3f
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 Titanic (1997) / int_605cf3f
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 Metroid (Franchise) / int_605cf3f
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 Durarara!! / int_605cf3f
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 Lord Marksman and Vanadis / int_605cf3f
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 Light Novel: Madan no Ou to Vanadis / int_673b66dc
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 Sword Art Online / int_605cf3f
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 A Clockwork Orange / int_605cf3f
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 Edgar & Ellen / int_605cf3f
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 Hand of Thrawn / int_605cf3f
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 Literature: Henderson's Boys / int_673b66dc
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 Kushiel's Legacy / int_605cf3f
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 Lacuna / int_605cf3f
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 Literature: Liavek
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 Myth-O-Mania / int_605cf3f
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 Literature: Quadrail Series / int_673b66dc
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 Red Rising / int_605cf3f
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 Literature: Scholarly Magics
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 The Princess Bride / int_605cf3f
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 The Witchlands / int_605cf3f
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 2666 / int_605cf3f
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 Red vs. Blue: The Blood Gulch Chronicles (Machinima) / int_605cf3f
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 make a to do send a pm add to watchlist drop watch go to watchlist Bubble Gum Crisis / int_673b66dc
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 Dae Jang Geum / int_673b66dc
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 Douwe Dabbert / int_673b66dc
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 EZ Rider
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 Hong Gil Dong / int_673b66dc
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 Odyssey 5 / int_673b66dc
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 make a to do send a pm add to watchlist drop watch go to watchlist Star Ocean: The Last Hope / int_673b66dc
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 Quadrail Series / int_673b66dc
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 Red Cliff / int_673b66dc
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 Red Panda Adventures / int_673b66dc
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 Secret Invasion / int_673b66dc
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 Special Topics In Calamity Physics / int_673b66dc
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 The Italian Job 2003 / int_673b66dc
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 This Book Is Full Of Spiders Seriously Dude / int_673b66dc
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 Detective Conan (Manga) / int_605cf3f
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 Children of Bodom (Music) / int_605cf3f
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 Wolf 359 (Podcast) / int_605cf3f
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 Dawn of a New Age: Oldport Blues / Role Play / int_605cf3f
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 Gravestonecemetery (Roleplay) / int_605cf3f
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 Roleplay: Oath Sign
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 BIA / int_605cf3f
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 Series: BIMA Satria Garuda / int_673b66dc
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 Channel Zero / int_605cf3f
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 Charmed (2018) / int_605cf3f
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 Doubutsu Sentai Zyuohger / int_605cf3f
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 Downton Abbey / int_605cf3f
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 Iron Fist (2017) / int_605cf3f
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 Jessie / int_605cf3f
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 Kamen Rider OOO / int_605cf3f
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 Killjoys / int_605cf3f
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 La que se avecina / int_605cf3f
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 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit / int_605cf3f
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 Lois & Clark / int_605cf3f
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 One Tree Hill / int_605cf3f
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 Prison Break / int_605cf3f
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 Series: Secret Garden / int_673b66dc
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 Sleepy Hollow / int_605cf3f
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 The Middleman / int_605cf3f
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 Xena: Warrior Princess / int_605cf3f
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 Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger / int_605cf3f
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 Cinderella (Rodgers and Hammerstein) (Theatre) / int_605cf3f
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 The Merchant of Venice (Theatre) / int_605cf3f
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 A Hat in Time (Video Game) / int_605cf3f
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 Bravely Second (Video Game) / int_605cf3f
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 Deltarune (Video Game) / int_605cf3f
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 Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth (Video Game) / int_605cf3f
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 Digimon World 2 (Video Game) / int_605cf3f
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 Mega Man X6 (Video Game) / int_605cf3f
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 Video Game: Metroid / int_673b66dc
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 Metroid Fusion (Video Game) / int_605cf3f
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 Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice (Video Game) / int_605cf3f
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 Treasure Planet: Battle at Procyon (Video Game) / int_605cf3f
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 Utawarerumono: Mask of Truth (Video Game) / int_605cf3f
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 Grisaia no Rakuen (Visual Novel) / int_605cf3f
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 Steins;Gate (Visual Novel) / int_605cf3f
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 Bonus Stage (Web Animation) / int_605cf3f
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 Aventures (Web Video) / int_605cf3f
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 Board James (Web Video) / int_605cf3f
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 Carmilla the Series (Web Video) / int_605cf3f
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 Sgt. Frog Abridged (Web Video) / int_605cf3f
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 A Dreamer Reborn (Webcomic) / int_605cf3f
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 Darths & Droids (Webcomic) / int_605cf3f
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 Dominic Deegan (Webcomic) / int_605cf3f
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 Gunnerkrigg Court (Webcomic) / int_605cf3f
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 Housepets! (Webcomic) / int_605cf3f
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 League of Super Redundant Heroes (Webcomic) / int_605cf3f
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 Mulberry (Webcomic) / int_605cf3f
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 Arthur / int_605cf3f
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 Brickleberry / int_605cf3f
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 Western Animation: Casper Scare School / int_673b66dc
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 Casper's Scare School / int_605cf3f
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 Coraline / int_605cf3f
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 Danger Mouse / int_605cf3f
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 Gargoyles / int_605cf3f
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 Western Animation: Iron Man: Armored Adventures / int_673b66dc
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 Jackie Chan Adventures / int_605cf3f
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 Max Steel / int_605cf3f
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 Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero / int_605cf3f
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 Star vs. the Forces of Evil / int_605cf3f
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 Star Wars: The Clone Wars (Season One to Season Six) / int_605cf3f
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 The Spectacular Spider-Man / int_605cf3f
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 WordGirl / int_605cf3f
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 Young Justice - Original Series / int_605cf3f
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 Secret Invasion (Comic Book) / int_605cf3f
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 Heir to the Empire (Fanfic) / int_605cf3f
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 Baccano! / int_605cf3f
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 Anastasia / int_605cf3f
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 Ben 10: Alien Force / int_605cf3f
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 Iron Man: Armored Adventures / int_605cf3f
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